Adobe After Effects CS6 - CPU vs GPU


Great Performance on GPU

Adobe® After Effects® CS6 simplifies and accelerates the motion graphics workflow like never before with an amazing new 3D ray-traced rendering engine based on NVIDIA® Optix™technology. This enables you to simply and quickly design realistic geometric text and shapes in 3D space, eliminating the traditional time-consuming back and forth with external 3D tools. The new ray tracing feature becomes truly interactive with NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs, delivering final frames up to 27x faster than with high-end CPUs alone.¹

3D Ray tracing
GPU-accelerated ray tracing enables 3D beveled and extruded text and shapes to be created directly inside After Effects CS6 at maximum speeds without the need for an external animation tool. You can now design more physically accurate scenes to create beautiful results such as reflections, transparency, soft shadows, and depth-of-field blur with NVIDIA GPUs.

Global Performance Cache
The Global Performance Cache feature makes After Effects faster and more responsive than ever before by taking full advantage of the power of your computer's hardware. NVIDIA GPUs allow you to accelerate previews when drawing images to the screen for a highly interactive experience.


Adobe After Effects CS6 Performance



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After Effects utilizing NVIDIA GPUs
Simplifying Motion Graphics




NVIDIA Maximus technologyNew NVIDIA® Maximus™-powered workstations deliver the fastest effects and most fluid Adobe Premiere Pro workflows possible. These innovative workstations allow Premier Pro to harness not only the graphics capability ofQuadro GPUs, but also the tremendous parallel processing power of Tesla™ GPUs
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